Acropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892)
Acropora gemmifera
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs intertidally on exposed upper reef slopes and flats (Ref. 846) and subtidally on reef tops, upper reef slopes and submerged reefs (Ref. 86439). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 03 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 28.05.15

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